Category Archives: Social & Adventures

Is It Friday?

It’s Monday – which means I am already dreaming about Friday and counting the hours where I relocate this chair from my office to the beach.

Beach Vacation

Dress: Jack Rogers // Flip-y Floppies: Haviana // Speaker: Bose Soundlink Mini // Glasses: Tom Ford // Bag: Hayden Reis Zipper Tote

This past weekend I spent time sand side, catching up on some much needed sun tanning – it was touch and go on the pasty status there for a while. It’s funny how New York in the summer turns into this thing that you need to escape from (#8) – and with my trips becoming more frequent with friends – I am cherishing every ounce of Vitamin D I can.

But a trip to the beach isn’t complete without some beach bag essentials like Havianas - (they float!) and my Bose Soundlink Mini that blared my summer favorites much to the rest of my friends chagrin – **note I lost my DJ privileges pretty quick!

And since we know that I pack the world everywhere I go – my friends at Hayden Reis hooked me up with the perfect (i.e. carries EVERYTHING) personalized Flamingo Zipper Tote for this past weekend and my upcoming Montauk adventure (get ready!).


Waterproof, Beer proof, and sand resistant – Hayden Reis sail cloth totes are perfect for you, a fellow beach goer and great for mom’s (with their gazillion pockets!). In my case they’re sure to hold the towel and a six pack of summer brew and a few other sand-ssentials. Let’s just leave our desks already! Who’s with me?

This post was not sponsored by Hayden Reis – but if I had a beach bag spirit animal – they would be it! Thanks team! 

Weekend Reading – Vol. 16

Another weekend may have come and almost gone but I’m still thanking the Sunday gods! As you well know by now – these weekend readers come to you from a horizontal position – curled in bed, one of my favorite places to be especially after a long week…

Watermelon FRUIT // Last week it was pineapple and now this week its watermelons. After one of the best watermelon drinks I’ve had in a while I’ve had it on the brain – so when Buzzfeed shared with me 12 things you can do with a watermelon and I saw this picnic basket from Studio DIY I’m hooked…

PARTY ON // I want to throw a garden party like this – plain and simple.

MEN, BOYS, MEN // Did you miss The Bachelorette: Men Tell All? Well you best catch up – there were cookies….

INSTAGRAM // As you all know I’m hooked – so when I found out that not only are Instagram’s “shopable” it was worth signing up! // And for all of you that are really in tune – you can become a Campus Ambassador. For you PR gals you can learn some of  the most valuable assets of Instagram and the strategy behind one the fastest growing platforms.

SHADES OF GREY // Then this happened this week….


…And while we’re on the topic need a movie to see this weekend? Well, thanks to Lionsgate –  I attended the premiere of My Man is A Loser with John Stamos – and what would have seemed like a general RomCom turned into more Com – and had me BELLY laughing at the nuances of both relationships and marriage. Mike (played by John Stamos) a total player, brings an ode to his ‘Uncle Jessie’ suave yet charming ways helps his brother-in-law and friend put the “za za zoo” back in their marriage. With witty one-liners check it out -

Funny right? Well you can download it here or watch the whole movie on YouTube

Till next week – soak up the last rays while you can!

xx, PRB

New York, New York – Vol. 1

I thought I would wait 13 months before celebrating my full 1st year in New York. 13 seems to be a lucky number for T. Swift and like her, I feel like I have undergone somewhat of a transformation year.

Now while Vol. 1 in New York may not have included dating a One Direction band member, I can cross ‘boy-bander bar spotting’ off of my bucket list, I’ve had my share of “semi-love” losses and still somewhat feel 22 just now with some sick “#GirlBoss” pants on.

Glitter Bomb (more…)

7 Favorites on the 4th // Summer Sales

Happy Fourth of July Weekend! While I am prepping for our annual party and  firecracker pop at the beach and prep for our annual party I can’t wait for a little down time.

Red White and Blue Milkshake

After a day in the sun there’s that unmatched hour of relaxation – a perfect time to sit on the balcony showered with that after sun feeling and check out these wallet tempting summer steals. What I love most about July 4th sales is we are still at the start of the season – so EVERY investment one made for the rest of the summer. I mean who can put a price on a wearing a new maxi dress to a sweet rooftop party or the perfect white tee // shorts combo with some Soludos on the beach?


Anthropologie // Extra 20% OFF sale items // CODE: BUZZ20

BaubleBar // Recieve $10 Off orders of $30+ // CODE: JULYRS

Dolce Vita // EXTRA 30% off all shoes, clothing, and sale items // CODE: FIREWORKS14

J. Crew // 40% off Final Sale  // CODE: SHOPMORE

DVF // Additional 40% off sale items // CODE: JULY40

French Connection // Sale styles up to 60% off plus free shipping // CODE: S14SHIP

Lord & Taylor // Up to 70% off Summer Storewide Clearance // 25%-40% off all women’s swimwear & Cover-ups. Save 15% // Up to 60% OFF Clearance Dresses // CODE: JULY4

Going to spend some time red, white (wine!) & BBQ-ing this weekend so see you next week for a very special tribute to the best city in the world… preview here.

Weekend Reading – Vol. 15

What a week! Apartment 34 had the right idea saying staying in bed isn’t a bad change-up every once in a while but that’s what Saturday’s are sometimes for – Around 11AM my FOMO seriously starts to kick-in…

Morning Laptop (more…)